Divorce is never easy, but an experienced Winston-Salem divorce attorney at LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, will advise and help you through every stage of the divorce process.
Whenever someone chooses divorce – in North Carolina or in any other state – it is never an easy decision, and it’s a choice that is often made only after a long period of emotional conflict.
When you divorce, you will not only need a skilled and experienced Winston-Salem divorce attorney who can get the job done right, but you’ll also need an attorney who will be sensitive to your concerns at every stage of the divorce process.
HOW WILL A DIVORCE ATTORNEY AT LAWSMITH HELP YOU?
At LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, an experienced North Carolina divorce lawyer will negotiate with your spouse’s attorney for mutually acceptable agreements regarding alimony arrangements, the division of marital assets, and child custody, support, and visitation.
In most divorces, the disputes are about property division, child custody, child support, and alimony. We help our divorce clients in the Winston-Salem area reach mutually acceptable agreements regarding these issues and every other aspect of a divorce in North Carolina.
But when divorcing couples can’t agree on these matters, a judge makes the decisions for them. If that happens, you must be represented by an experienced Winston-Salem divorce attorney who will ensure that you are treated fairly and that you are allowed to keep what is rightfully yours.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A DIVORCE IN NORTH CAROLINA?
North Carolina requires that divorcing couples must have lived separate and apart for at least one year and that at least one spouse must have resided in North Carolina for at least six months prior to the initiation of the divorce.
Without details, there is simply no way to estimate what a divorce in North Carolina will cost or how long the process will take. As a rule of thumb, the more assets a couple owns, and the more children they have, a divorce will be longer and costlier.
HOW CAN YOU REDUCE THE TIME AND EXPENSE OF A DIVORCE?
On the other hand – and whether or not you have children or extensive assets – if divorcing spouses can reach agreements on the division of assets, alimony, and custody matters, they’ll have a quicker and less costly divorce.
Private negotiations away from the courtroom can frequently expedite the divorce process. A negotiated divorce almost always takes less time and expense than a contested divorce that goes to trial.
Nevertheless, if you and the spouse you are divorcing cannot reach agreements privately, an experienced Winston-Salem divorce lawyer at LAWSMITH will fight for you in a divorce trial, and our record of success on behalf of our clients is impressive.
CONTACT US NOW ABOUT DIVORCE OR ANY RELATED LEGAL MATTER
If you are considering divorce, or if you believe your spouse is considering divorce, contact us at once at 336-306-8644 – or complete the contact form here on our website – to schedule a consultation. When you divorce, a good attorney’s assistance is imperative, and it’s your right.
The offices of LAWSMITH are located in Winston-Salem at 250 Executive Park Boulevard, Suite 100, and in Greensboro at 204 Muirs Chapel Road, Suite 104. Let us fight for you and protect your rights if you are divorcing in the greater Winston-Salem area.